A Machinery Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is a standardized technique for evaluating equipment and tooling during its design phase to improve the operator safety, reliability and robustness of the machinery.
What are the Purposes of a Machinery FMEA?
To identify potential failure modes
To identify effects of the failure mode
To rate the severity of each effect
To determine the potential causes of the failure starting with the highest severity rating
To identify robust designs or controls that will prevent the failure from occurring
To identify corrective actions required to prevent, mitigate, or improve the likelihood of detecting failures early
To establish a priority for design improvement actions